We say all the time that CNN is a hive mind that quickly assimilates any hires who might have at one time had independent viewpoints. We thought Jack Tapper was successfully resisting that brainwashing, but we can’t help but wonder more and more if he’s just given up.
On Saturday, the same day that President Trump had called out Rep. Elijah Cummings and told him to bring his own district up to the living standards of the migrant detention centers he’d just toured, an old tweet from Bernie Sanders started making the rounds in which the 1-percenter socialist with three houses likened parts of Baltimore to North Korea:
Residents of Baltimore’s poorest boroughs have lifespans shorter than people living under dictatorship in North Korea. That is a disgrace.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 5, 2016
People also dug of coverage of his 2015 campaign stop in Baltimore, when he said it was impossible to distinguish some neighborhoods from third-world countries. Anyone paying attention knows he said it — so why doesn’t Tapper push him on it? Maybe he did and that bit’s just edited out, but Caleb Hull has the two video clips playing back to back:
Bernie in 2015: Baltimore is like a "third world country."
Bernie in 2019: The President of the United States is "racist" for "attacking" Baltimore.
You cannot make this up. pic.twitter.com/La9K5TNQPk
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 30, 2019
Can the guy even give a straight answer to anything?
Yeah Bernie’s full of crap. I cannot ever imagine him being prez.
— Steve Rawlins (@SteveRawlins5) July 30, 2019
We can imagine him being president … just not America’s president.
Apparently it isn’t WHAT is said, it’s WHO says it, right?
— diane scott (@tonibaloney619) July 30, 2019
— Cat. D. Ford (@FordDar) July 30, 2019
I'm sorry but maybe I missed something but I don't recall @realDonaldTrump saying anything racist. He called out the local area of Baltimore. Never heard, black brown or any other color of the rainbow mentioned
— Krypto (@DireOne) July 30, 2019
They don’t even understand the meaning “racist” anymore. I saw the tweet he never even hinted at race lol.
— Cody (@DV_Focus) July 30, 2019
Maybe it's gotten markedly better in 4 years? Uh, nope.
— asinine rhetoric (@AsinineRhetoric) July 30, 2019
Like HUD’s Lynn Patton asked: The feds gave Cummings’ district $16 billion in grants in 2018 alone … what happened to it? We know they scraped together $100,000 to bus school kids to the anti-NRA March for Our Lives in D.C. to hear David Hogg speak.
Libs live their lives as if the Internet does not exist. They can only do so with a compliant media who sees the double-standard, the hypocrisy, the bald-faced lying, but then chooses to gloss over or under-report it. #FakeNews
— Bob Froom❌ (@BobFroom) July 30, 2019
and i’m 100% sure no one will ask him about this tonight
— shmasonsays (@shmasonsays) July 30, 2019
Hey CNN, it’s your show tonight. Are you going to ask Sanders if he still thinks Baltimore is a third-world country?
He, @BernieSanders doesn’t even believe what he’s saying. At some point solutions have to become the talking points. The MIDDLE matters!
— Donovan McJunkin ??? (@mcjunkind) July 30, 2019
Liars always lie.
Bernie has made science of lying.
— Tom Schade (@SchadeTom) July 30, 2019
Just a shrill old man. He's done & he knows it.
— Jeffrey Whelchel (@jeffreywhelchel) July 30, 2019
BOOM ~ Prime prime prime example of a career politician talking out of both sides of his mouth. Go get Bernie now Al……
Oh thats right. Bernie is a Democrat and he can get away with that!!!!!!
— CAM (@ChrisMa71998221) July 30, 2019
Bernie doesn’t remember this morning. He’ll just say it isn’t him anyway.
— Sackup (@Sackup3) July 30, 2019
I don't think good Bernie even remembers saying this… neither any of his cronies.
— EclecticLogos (@EclecticLogos) July 30, 2019
He was just swinging through town looking for votes … it’s not like he was going to remember any of these people.
Sometime the stupid comes to the top even without any effort. These Democratics are a walking contradiction and Trump plays with them anytime he wants.
— Bruce White (@bwhite2435) July 30, 2019
Next do the border wall. It’s like these clowns don’t know what positions they’ve taken in the past and just have to be on the opposing side to Trump.
— Rob Whitt (@RealRobWhitt) July 30, 2019
I am sure @jaketapper pushed him on this
— Rich mairano (@Rmuconn1) July 30, 2019
And I'm going to assume that Jake immediately pressed him on his remarks in 2015 since cnn is the pillar of journalistic integrity ?
— David (@zebraonice) July 30, 2019
Bernie supports the notion of a Third World Country, but he has chosen to remain here and run for President again. We all should be thankful he won’t be and more-so never have to have him try again. The fork is in.
— Mark Wingate (@WINGATE1MARK) July 30, 2019
The cranky old socialist millionaire one-percenter thing just isn’t doing well in the polls this time around. The more he talks, the lower his poll numbers go.
OMG-LOL! Fox25’s live shot of Baltimore while talking about Trump’s ‘rat-infested’ comments couldn’t have been MORE perfect (watch) https://t.co/gqCqODvhvO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 30, 2019